I STARTED Early--Took my Dog--And visited the Sea--
The Mermaids in the Basement Came out to look at me
--Emily Dickinson

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Is it "Cat's Cradle" or "Double X"?

It's both!  One of the interesting things about quilt blocks is the color placement.  It can turn one block into another.  Observe:

The quilt block on the left is "Cat's Cradle" (or Tennessee or Double Pyramid); the one on the right is "Double X (or Old Maid's Puzzle).  They're constructed exactly the same way, but the color inversion makes them different blocks.  This happens often--but it can be used to great effect.  I'll show you later this month what I mean....

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